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Wanjigi narrates hiding Raila Odinga for seven days after mock swearing-in

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Business magnate turned politician Jimi Wanjigi narrates how he hid Raila Odinga inside his home for seven days after January 30th, 2018 mock swearing.

After the nullified 2017 presidential elections, and skipping the October 26th repeat polls, the ODM leader took an oath as ‘People’s President’, and his handlers, including Wanjigi felt the government would come to arrest or even try to harm the ODM leader.

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Read: Wanjigi: How Mudavadi, Kalonzo Wetangula shied away from Raila’s swearing-in Twice

“I think we accepted that anything could happen to him because he had taken the oath and there had been all manner of threats. I brought him to my home because I was of the opinion that Uhuru would never come to my home again. That was the safest place. I kept Mzee safe for one week in my home,” said.

Before the public swearing-in, Wanjigi reveals there was a pre-recorded oath just in case anything happened. On the eve of the swearing-in, the business mogul says he accompanied the ODM leader to a secret location within the city where he spent the night.

Read: Wanjigi to kick-off massive ODM recruitment drive in Mt Kenya

Mr. Wanjigi has declared his interest in the ODM ticket to run as president in the 2022 election.

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